Hylton Nel Studio

Hylton Nel describes himself as an 'artist-potter' which aptly refers to his interest in painted imagery as well as form and function. Over the past five decades he has developed a style of work that is rich in references to the decorative arts and literary and art historical sources. His plates, bowls, vases, plaques and figurative pieces are idiosyncratically decorated with witty - and sometimes poignant - line drawings and script. His imagery ranges from penises to Madonnas, cats to angels, and his quotes are drawn from poetry and the daily press as well as his observations of the world around him. He lives on the outskirts of Calitzdorp, a small town in the Klein Karoo. To view previous works see Nel's archive page.


17 May - 31 December 2017
'Swatow Ware' Bowls



1 March - 1 July 2017
Vases of a Curious Nature



1 December 2016 - 30 April 2017
A Collection of Wondrous Thoughts



1 November - 16 December 2016
A Stone on the Path Plates



14 August 2016 - 30 July 2017
Companion Vases & Red Ikebana Bowls



30 May 2016 - 22 December 2017
Plates for a Salad of Ideas



26 May 2016 - 31 December 2017
Small 'garniture' vases



26 May 2016 - 31 December 2017
'Damsels with their offerings' & 'Hidden creatures lost in words' bowls